Many people ask why I’m running the 2013 NYC ING Marathon.
My reasons are many. I’m over 50 years old and need help lowering my cholesterol. Losing weight, of course, is an added bonus. But what really ties it all together is the Marathon’s motto, “Run for Life.”
As a member of Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL), I am committed to help strengthen families and fight for life.
I’ve run marathons in the past to support many causes. These include providing shoes for needy children, saving mangroves and raising awareness on the evils of drug abuse.
But I am particularly interested in helping people with their temporal needs; feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, providing children and the elderly with the support they need.
I have been active with evangelization work for the Catholic Church for nearly 25 years. I help run Christian Life seminars that assist participants in renewing our understanding of and God’s call to us as Christians. Running for Catholic Charities whose mission is uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions, fits perfectly with my mission to evangelize.
It also fits just right with my urge to run in the NYC ING Marathon.
Help support Jerome’s ING NYC Marathon campaign. Click here to find out how:http://www.crowdrise.com/CatholicCharitiesNYC2013/fundraiser/jeromeprotasio